We’ve certainly all been there. You get a flat, or have a problem with your bike and you pull over, and flip over your bike. Depending on the surface beneath, that can lead to some undesirable consequences to your gear, especially if you have a GPS or computer attached to your bars. The team at Herbstein components has certainly dealt with this very issue, and to offer a solution they’ve created the Backflip.
The secret to the Backflip is a specially designed bar end plug that houses a spring loaded end. The plugs work on all modern bars with standard grips or ODI lock-ons, and feature a stainless steel core, weather sealing, and chip resistant end caps. When you’re ready to use the Backflip, simply slide the rubber coated feet into the end of the bar plug, and the friction holds them in place. Flip the bike over, rest the feet on the ground, do what needs to be done, then flip it back over and pop out the feet. Pretty simple.
Currently a working prototype, there’s no mention of how much the system may weigh in production, but production versions should be available in at least a few colors. Currently launching through a Kickstarter campaign, a Backflip set will run about $17 and will possibly ship in September.